Former Uganda Cranes head Coach Sebastien Desabre is set to be named as the new head coach at Egyptian top division side Pyramids Football Club.
The development come barely 24 hours after the Frenchman decided to end his employment contract with the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) as Uganda Cranes head coach.
Desabre was linked to a number of offers from Egyptian sides after they were impressed with the performance of the Uganda Cranes during the African Cup of Nations in Egypt with giants Al-Ahly also among the named sides.
However, FC Pyramids formerly Al-Assioty Sports Club which is owned by business man Salem Al-Shamsy seem to have won the race as they tabled a two-year contract.
The 43-year-old previously served as head coach at Ismaily FC in Egypt before he decided to try his trade at the national team, joining the Cranes in December 2017.
Desabre guided the Cranes to their first ever win and appearance in the knock out rounds of the African cup of nations tournament since 1978, before they were knocked out by Senegal at the round of 16.
Desabre said he is grateful to the people and the Government of Uganda, the players and his staff for the support given to him during his time here.
“I am grateful to the people and the Government of Uganda, FUFA, Sponsors, Staff and the players that have provided me with a good environment to fulfill my obligations in my first-time role as a National Team Coach”.
He had previously coached ESC Rocheville in France (as assistant coach), ASEC Mimosas, CS Garoua, ES Tunis, Club Recreativo Desportivo Libolo, Dubai Club, JS Saoura and Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.
DESABRE BRIEF PROFILE
Date of Birth: Aug 2, 1976
Place of Birth: Valence, France
Trainer Licence: Uefa A License
Clubs Managed: ESC Rocheville (France) as assistant, ASEC Mimosas (Cote D’Ivoire), CS Garoua (Cameroon), ES Tunis (Tunisia), Clube Recreativo Desportivo Libolo (Angola), Dubai Club (United Arab Emirates), JS Saoura (Algeria), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) and Ismaily (Egypt)
National Teams: Uganda (December 2017 – July 2019)